Wine and Breast Cancer:

There is a way to Enjoy your Wine
and Minimize Breast Cancer Risk

For years, there has been a debate in the scientific community over whether drinking wine by women prevents breast cancer or is a risk factor for breast cancer. For some time it had been theorized that red wine and red wine organic chemicals are a potential breast cancer preventative. Indeed, some recent research has shown that the red wine polyphenol resveratrol, when isolated and tested in test tubes with breast cancer tissue, prevented the breast cells from becoming cancerous. Another study showed that resveratrol acts as an anti-estrogen in breast tissue, and suppresses the metabolism of estrogen, thereby protecting the cells from becoming cancerous.

However, many other scientists argue that resveratrol is not present in high enough concentration in a single glass of wine to make a meaningful contribution to cancer prevention in the breast. Others point out that resveratrol in wine is likely completely deactivated in the mouth before it is even swallowed and absorbed.